Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:
- Immigrant population by county:
- Almost one in five people (19%) in Nobles County is foreign-born, the highest of any county in Minnesota.
- Two other Greater MN counties make the top five counties with the highest percentage of foreign-born residents: Watonwan (11%) and Olmstead (11%).
- Ramsey County's percentage is higher than Hennepin's (15% compared to 13%).
- Immigrant population by region:
- The Southern and Southwest regions have seen the fastest growth of any Greater MN region in the percentage of foreign-born residents over the past quarter-century.
- At eleven percent, the Twin Cities region has more than twice the percentage of foreign-born residents as any other Minnesota region.
- The Twin Cities and the Central and Southern regions have a mix of African, Asian, and Latin American immigrants.
- The Southwest region’s immigrants are predominantly from Latin America.
- Relatively to ther regions, a larger share of Northland immigrants are from Europe and Canada.
- Immigrant population by city:
- Worthington has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of any Minnesota city(31%).
- Several cities may have a higher percentage of foreign born residents than Minneapolis or Saint Paul: Worthington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, and Hopkins (19%).
This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.
Updated December 2016